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  • North Sumatra, Indonesia Earthquake Mw5.6

    At 12:42 UTC on Monday January 16 (19:42 local time) an earthquake of moment magnitude Mw5.6 struck North Sumatra, Indonesia, approximately 11 mi (18 km) north northeast of Kabanjahe (pop. ~57,000), according to the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG). The strongest shaking, with a Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) Scale of VI (Strong) was felt by about 40,000 people in smaller settlements, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The t...

  • Eastern England and Europe Stormy Weather (Jan 2017)

    Strong winds and minor coastal flooding have affected parts of eastern England, France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland since January 12. U.K. . A combination of high tides and storm surge affected coastal areas of eastern England on January 13-14, though the damage appears to be significantly less than feared. In Yorkshire, minor storm surge and wave damage has been reported to some coastal residential and commercial properties in Whitby, Staithes, Sandsend, Scarborough, Hornsea and...

  • Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia Floods (Jan 2017)

    Unseasonably heavy rain during the period of December 31 to January 12 has caused widespread flooding in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Over 1.6 million people in more than 5,244 villages in at least 119 districts have been affected in Thailand alone, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM). Thailand. A total of 12 provinces have been affected by flooding in southern Thailand as of Monday January 16, including the provinces of Phatthalung, Songkhla,...

  • California and Nevada Flooding (Jan 2017)

    Continued heavy rainfall across California and Nevada has led to further river flooding, levee breaches, mudslides and rockfalls . At least 600 buildings are known to be affected, this number is expected to rise as the flooding continues in the coming days and as damage assessments are undertaken in the affected areas. Officials have confirmed at least 5 people have died from the storms. California . Local media estimate that around 500 homes have been inundated along the Russian Rive...

  • Northern Europe Coastal Surge (Jan 2017)

    Stormy weather in northern Europe on January 4-5 has led to localised surge flooding primarily along the Baltic Sea coastlines of Germany, Poland and Denmark. Tide gauges recorded water levels up to 1.83m (6.0 ft) above normal, inundating coastal areas of several cities and towns. Water levels have since receded. In Germany, areas affected include Hamburg, Lübeck, Wismar, Kiel, Rostock, Warnemünde, Flensburg, Eckernförde and the islands of Rügen and Usedom. Media reports indicate that...

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